The Toronto Raptors Were In a 0-2 Hole Going into Game Three Of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals Against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors Needed Double Overtime To Get the Win In Game Three From Going into an 0-3 Hole, But they Did Get the Job Done 118-112 In Double Overtime.
Kawhi Leonard, Mr. Hero Against The 76ers In Game Seven Of the Last Series Was a Hero In Game Three on Sunday with 36 Points On 11-of-25 Shooting and He Was Near Perfect At the Free Throw Line Going 12-of-13.
Pascal Siakam, Was Not To Far Behind Himself, He had 25 Points and 11 Rebounds Himself In a Supporting Role. And the Raptors Needed Every bit of him In Game Three On Sunday.
Norman Powell Had 19 Points and Marc Gasol Had 16 Points and 12 Rebounds in the Game.
The Raptors Won this Game Despite Kyle Lowry and Norman Hall Fouled Out of the Game In The 4th Quarter. Can You Imagine Having Being Reduced to Cheerleader In a Double Overtime Game, The Raptors Won But Still It’s Not Good.
Kawhi Leonard Said This To Reports After the Game.
“What We Did as a Team Tonight Shows that we have a Chances Now to Take The East Finals. We Win Game Four We Could Be In the Drivers Seat. I am So Proud of My Teammates on the Way They Stepped Up In Game Three to, I haven’t Forgotten About them.”
What About the Bucks.
Well Giannis Antetokounmpo Was Reduced To 12 Points in the Game, But He Did Have 23 Rebounds Before Fouling Out with 4:24 Left in the Second Overtime. But He did also Have 8 Turnovers In the Game.
George Hill Had 24 Points and Malcolm Brogdon had 20 Points In a Losing Effort In Game Three.
The Milwaukee Bucks Only Suffered Their 2nd Loss Of this Postseason as they are Now 10-2.
What Happened With the Bucks I went Further into the Numbers and I found Some Stats You Might Be Interested in.
Points In The Paint, The Bucks Had Averaged 54.5 PPG In the Paint In Games One and Two, But In Game Three they Were Shutdown to 45.0 PPG In the Paint.
And in the Second Overtime Kawhi Leonard Was Perfect Scoring 8 Points. The Bucks as a Team in the Second Over Time had 9 Points and went 3-of-9 Shooting and Only Averaged 33%, YIKES!!!!!!!
Now Here’s My Take.
The Raptors Got the Job Done, Not Just Kawhi Leonard. I Know He had 36 Points In the Game. However He had a Supporting Cast on Sunday Night. Don’t Forget About Norman Powell And His 19 Big Points Before He Fouled Out in the Fourth Quarter.
Pascal Siakam Had 25 BIG Points and 11 HUGE Rebounds In the Game, So Don’t Forget About Him Either. Marc Gasol Stepped Up When He Needed To In Game Three.
So If you Think It was Just Kawhi Leonard, You are Mistaking My Friends, Yes He was the Reason why The Raptors Won On Sunday But he Also Had Help To Get the Job Done.
Game 4 Is Tuesday and If the Raptors can Win Game Four The Milwaukee Bucks Could Be In Troubler Because Let’s Think About for a Moment, The Momentum Switched On Sunday and It Was a BIG Swing. If the Raptors can Win Game Four at Home It Could Be a 7 game Battle and I don’t See Either Of these Teams Losing at Home Because they are Just To Good On Their Respective Home Courts. So I will Make this Prediction, It’s Going The Distance of 7 games.